What Does the Future Hold?
These trends are troubling, and the future is likely to get worse, not better. It’s a running battle, much like an arms race. While new security technologies and products are developed to meet the changing needs, the bad guys are coming up with new techniques and strategies as well. Where will it end? The most likely answer is: It won’t end. As has been said many times, there is no silver bullet in the security world. Over time, the threats have grown in both number and complexity, while the timeframe for response has been shortened dramatically. Previous successful attacks have shown that even those who are well protected and have large budgets and resources can be compromised. We need to be constantly alert, tracking the latest vulnerabilities, and monitoring the health and performance of our networks. Finally, we must have a plan of action in place, with a well trained staff ready to respond at the drop of a hat.